CLEVELAND, OH – Ohio Lottery players will soon have a chance for a lifetime of winning every day when the Lucky for Life® draw game expands from two drawings per week to seven drawings per week starting Monday, July 19, 2021, giving players a daily shot at winning $1,000 a day for the rest of their lives.,
Drawings will be conducted nightly at 10:38 p.m. ET. The cost per play, how the game is played, and the prize structure will remain the same.
“We’re always looking for ways to bring more chances for winning experiences to our Ohio Lottery players,” said Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald. “Having the chance to win the ultimate lifetime prize every day will provide additional excitement for our players and our retail partners.”
Since the game’s launch in Ohio, there have been three grand prize winners and 19 second-tier winners in the state.
The Lucky for Life® game is currently drawn on Mondays and Thursdays. All drawings will continue to take place at 10:38 p.m. ET in Connecticut. Tickets are $2 per play and are on sale at any lottery retailer licensed within the participating states until 9:30 p.m. ET on the night of the drawing. Winning tickets must be redeemed in the state in which they were purchased.
To play Lucky for Life®, a player must select five (5) out of 48 numbers and one (1) out of 18 numbers in the Lucky Ball Pool. Players matching all five numbers, plus the Lucky Ball, win $1,000 a day, every day, for the rest of their life. Players matching the first five numbers correctly, but do not match the Lucky Ball, win $25,000 a year for their lifetime. Each of the lifetime prizes are guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years but will continue to be paid out for the duration of each winner’s lifetime.
About Lucky for Life®:
After further expansion, Lucky for Life® currently consists of 25 participating lotteries: Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.
The Ohio Lottery has contributed more than $27 billion to education since 1974. For more information about the Ohio Lottery and its contribution to education, visit www.ohiolottery.com/supportingeducation.